Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 79 88
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.32% 1.21% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.51% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 19
Reading median daily rate £363 £340 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -4.23% -8.39%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £248
90th Percentile £553 £438 £405
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £36.00 -

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1059 1192 1503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.41% 80.05% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 621 929
Reading median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - -
10th Percentile £271 £225 £240
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 47 84
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.05 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.48 £50.50 £46.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Risk Management
3 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
4 6 (35.29%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 6 (35.29%) IFRS
4 6 (35.29%) IFRS 9
4 6 (35.29%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Basel II
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
4 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
4 6 (35.29%) SAS
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Economics
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (35.29%) Retail Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
4 6 (35.29%) Credit Risk
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) API Design

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) IDOL
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 6 (35.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Credit Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) REST
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (35.29%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
1 7 (41.18%) Risk Management
2 6 (35.29%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
2 6 (35.29%) Economics
2 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
2 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (17.65%) API Design
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
1 6 (35.29%) Numerate Degree
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) Basel II
1 6 (35.29%) IFRS
1 6 (35.29%) IFRS 9
2 5 (29.41%) QA
3 1 (5.88%) PMO
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Ariba
2 1 (5.88%) MuleSoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Trillium